Friday, September 21, 2012

Touring Seattle !

Its Friday and Im excited to share more from touring the beautiful yet sometimes smelly city of Seattle. If you have not had the chance to visit, it is a mix (in my opinion) of New York meets San Francisco! I loved the market near the pier and the small boutique shops! Here are my top 5 favorite places while visiting- and a wrap of my trip!!! If you ever have the chance I think its worth a trip to visit the city!

1. The Seattle Great Wheel: Newly built, this ferris wheel resembles the London Eye. The line was short and we enjoyed a moment to relax and kick up our feet in an air conditioned compartment for about 30 minutes.  You get great views as if you are in a helicopter and touring the city!

2. Pike Street and Public Market: I mentioned previously about the amazing foods down at the market. The market has all local vendors selling food, jewelry, fish and my favorite part --- beautiful flower arrangments. If i lived closer I would visit this market on the weekends because the bundles of flowers are only $5!

3. Seattle Duck Tours: This hilarious adventure starts out in a truck shaped like the mouth of  duck. The bus then turns into a boat as you embark onto lake Union. A fun tour that shows you most all of Seattle even where Sleepless and Seattle was filmed!

4. Pine Street - We stayed at the corner of 8th and Pine at the Hyatt Olive 8 hotel. An eco- friendly resort. At the bottom of the hill we enjoyed pine street  stores like Nordstroms, Barneys, Forever 21 and Tiffanys.

5. Banbridge Island: A short ferry ride to a small island off the coast of Seattle. We landed on the island after reading this beautiful novel by author Sarah Jio - The Violets of March. A quite, quaint town that had super cute antique shops!

Sleepless in Seattle was filmed here!

Beechers Cheese =]

If you have read 50 Shades of Grey :)

Duck Tour

Gum Wall

Ferry ride to Banbridge Island

Neat Building

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